Community Involvement Overview
A primary goal of the Barshop Institute is to inform and educate the public and health professionals on topics relevant to aging. Barshop Institute faculty members are often called upon to share their knowledge in public forums and at community and civic events.
Educational programs such as those sponsored by the Veterans Administrations Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC) and the South Texas Geriatric Education Center (STGEC) offer multidisciplinary,continuing education courses and training specific to the treatment and care of the elderly. On the other hand, the highly successful Positively Aging® and M.O.R.E. Programs create partnerships between scientists from the Barshop Institute and middle school teachers of Bexar County to develop curricula that teach our young people about the many facets of aging using math, science, English, and social studies.